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Melding Science And Tradition To Tackle Climate Change

In the latest of several partnerships between tradition and modern science aimed at improving resilience to climate change, pastoralists and meteorologists in Tanzania are working together to produce weather forecasts better suited to farmers.


The Aloha Project, A Video

Celebrate, Films

Ryan Moss, a lover of nature, photographer and filmmaker, reveals just how beautifully simple life on an island can be. And he wants to share that feeling with the world. And Yes, even in a world as naturally beautiful as Hawaii, it takes a conscious effort to keep it healthy and protected…


Micronesia Climate Law Seeks to Inspire Global Action

The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), a western Pacific Island state located north of Papua New Guinea and east of Palau, has become a regional pioneer in drafting national legislation centred on climate change.


Explosion Sparks Fire On Oil Tanker Off Japanese Coast

News, Pollution

An explosion on an oil tanker off the Japanese coast set off a huge fire Thursday and left the vessel’s captain missing. The tanker wasn’t loaded when the blast went off Thursday morning, the coast guard said, reducing fears of a major environmental disaster.


The Colorado River Returns to the Sea

Erosion, Inform

More than eight weeks after the he Morelos Dam on the Arizona-Mexico border was opened to allow a “pulse flow” , which began on March 23, and now nearing its end, the Colorado River, after coursing through its delta, touched the Sea of Cortez.


Mining For Smartphones – “Coast, Coral and Community,” A Documentary Series

A remote island of the Indonesian archipelago is being stripped off its forests and dug up for tin used in millions of mobile phones, tablets and laptops. Tin mining is taking its toll on the island’s coastline, damaging mangrove forests that help protect it from tropical storms and big waves.


Three years after Japan tsunami, suspected debris arrive on Washington shores

Three years after an undersea earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan, the disaster’s aftermath is still being felt in ways large and small, far and wide. On a beach in southern Washington, approximately 4,500 miles across the Pacific Ocean, debris that may be from the tsunami is washing ashore.


Humpback Whale Strandings In West Australia

An unprecedented number of mostly young whales have become stranded on the West Australian coast since 2008.


Rules To Cut carbon Emissions: A First-Of-Its-Kind Study

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is slated to release the nation’s first-ever carbon pollution standards for existing power plants on June 2, 2014. Syracuse and Harvard Universities teamed up to analyze how carbon pollution standards for existing power plants will decrease the emission of several co-pollutants, improve local air quality, decrease atmospheric deposition, and benefit people and ecosystems.


The Evolution of Climate Legislation in Three Infographs

The global canon of climate legislation has undergone significant changes over the last four decades.

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